Sunday, May 15 / 3:00 pm
Wayne State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and The Guy Stern Endowment in Exile and Holocaust Studies present
FDR was the Best: The Best of His Generation in dealing with the Holocaust, the Best of His Successors in Dealing with Genocide; but That is No Compliment!
This presentation by Dr. Michael Berenbaum will re-evaluate the role of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the years leading up to the Holocaust and as Germany perpetrated the war against the Jews. It will consider his actions in relationship to the other issues that were pressing on the presidential agenda and in relationship to the political, economic and war agendas. It will also consider FDR’s role in relationship to other contemporary world leaders and in dialogue with the actions of American presidents in the face of genocide.
Dr. Michael Berenbaum is director of the Sigi Ziering Institute at the American Jewish University, where he is a professor of Jewish studies. He was previously president and CEO of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation and director of the United States Holocaust Research Institute at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, which he helped create. He has been involved with the development of Holocaust museums and memorial centers around the world.
This program is sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus, the Detroit Jewish News, Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, Hillel of Metro Detroit, PNC Foundation, and MASCO Corporation Foundation.
♦ Free admission - seating is limited
♦ RSVP: 313-577-2679 or specialevents.wayne.edu/guystern-2016